Hays, Richard. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016. Redshelf.
In 1989 Richard Hays published Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, influencing biblical studies up to this day. In his book, Hays argued that Paul constantly references the Old Testament. Often these references are echoes or subtle allusions to Scripture. And by paying attention to these allusions, readers can better understand Paul and his engagement with Scripture.
Hays maintains the same is true when it comes to the four Gospels. According to Hays, the Gospel writers narrate the story of Jesus in ways that correspond to the Old Testament. They do so by reading the Old Testament figurally and retrospectively (pp. 2–3). [Read more…] about Review: Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard Hays